Category Archives: Cooking Techniques

Learn Healthy Cooking Options From Cooking Magazines in Cooking

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There are a variety of ways you can learn how to be more creative in the kitchen and expand your culinary skills:

  • take classes,
  • read books,
  • keep up with Carma’s Cookery,
  • and read cooking magazines.

The article below shares the author’s thoughts on the latter.

After the article, I’ve posted links to four of my favorite cooking magazines.


 

Healthy cooking has become a casualty to our fast-paced modern lifestyle. When time seems a luxury, we are looking for easier options, like home-delivered burgers, pizzas, and other fast food from take-away eateries. Even the home cooking is now getting…

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boiling water

Basic Cooking Terminology

boiling water

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O.K. If you’re going to follow a recipe, you’re going to need to understand some basic cooking terminology. Many recipes use terms that have specific meanings. Many use abbreviations that you need to understand. (For example, a Tbsp. is much larger than a tsp. – I once made a batch of gingerbread men that turned into saltbread men because of my own confusion between these two.)

So let’s get to it!

Boiling
This means to bring any type of liquid to a boil. The boiling point is generally 212 degrees. Boiling is usually accomplished when bubbles have broken the surface of the liquid.

Bone
When you see this in a cookbook, it is generally telling you that you will need to remove any bones from the meat.

Braise
With this cooking technique, you brown the meat first and then place it in a pot with liquid. Then you tightly cover the pot and slowly cook the meat.
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a very novice cook!

Tips for Novice Cooks

a very novice cook!

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Everyone wants to be able to create wonderful meals, and, truly, it’s not rocket science. However, there are a few basic things that every novice cook should know in order to start creating culinary delights. So I thought I’d use the next few posts to cover some of them. Here are the first six.

1. Keep your cooking area clean.
A cluttered kitchen can lead to adding the wrong ingredients. Worse, if the kitchen is not clean, it could lead to disease. You should disinfect the counters and any other surfaces you’ll be using, such as cutting boards, before and after preparing a meal. This is especially true if you are cooking poultry or any type of raw meat.
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